Michelin Retread Technologies launched the Michelin XDS 2 Pre-Mold retread designed for year-round drive axle traction, with optimized features for challenging winter conditions.
This next generation of exceptional traction comes with a 10% improvement in tread life over the XDS Pre-Mold.
The XDS 2 Pre-Mold, at 25/32nd of depth, offers exceptional traction delivered using deep sipes with zig-zag groove walls, along with V-shaped transverse shoulder grooves. These features provide biting edges for full life traction, as well as excellent evacuation of snow, stone and mud.
The tread life improvement results from an engineered tread compound that delivers wear resistance in high scrub applications, a wide contact patch for force distribution, and a directional tread that reduces heel/toe wear.